The Intelligent Conference Room project uses Wi-Fi to broadcast whether a room is occupied or not as well as it's temperature, pressure, altitude and light ambiance data every 10 seconds to cloud data channels. The data can be seen on Windows10 UWP app, iOS and Android app. You can view some prettier graphs of the data on Power BI as well. This architecture can be applied to solve various customer issues or come up with new products in the age of iSMAC.
I frequently visit IT corporates in helping them transition to mobile/cloud and IoT technologies. Whenever we try to reserve a room for white board sessions, we see most of rooms are booked. But when we physically go to the conference rooms, we see that some of the conference rooms are not occupied. So I thought it would a nice project for using power of Azure and I immediately started thinking how it might be done. We will walk through the architecture further in this blog.
This post is way beyond developing simple applications that run on IoT as we are expanding this concept to large-scale enterprise product development. I was trying to architect an enterprise product leveraging the power of Azure for IoT, Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud (#iSMAC).
Raspberry Pi2 Model B
PIR Motion Sensor
Adafruit BMP280 Barometric Pressure & Altitude Sensor
MCP3008 – 8-Channel 10-Bit ADC With SPI Interface
Adafruit Breadboard trim potentiometer – 10K
10K Ohm Resistor
Adafruit Female to Male Jumper Wires
Adafruit Male to Male Jumper Wires
Windows 10 PC
Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition or Enterprise Edition Update1
Windows 10 IoT Core
Azure Storage Account
Fritzing Image of the Project
You can skip the step 1 and step 2, if you already set Up your PC and Raspberry Pi2.
Step 1: Set up Your PC
- First you need a Windows 10 PC running the public release of Windows 10 (version 10.0.10586) or better.
- Install Visual Studio Community 2015 or Visual Studio Professional 2015 or Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 with Update 1.
- Install Windows IoT Core Project Templates from here.
- Enable developer mode on your Windows 10 device by following https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/xaml/dn706236.aspx
For more detail: Intelligent Multi-Conference Room using UWP App and Azure